Friday, April 11, 2008
…Roger Yu, USA Today, writes about an interesting new lashup—pharmacies and even clinics at airports.
…Why not? Pick pills you forgot to pack—and make that waiting a two-fer.
…One guy said, “Good idea, people travel sick all the time.”
…HA doesn’t know what to make of that comment. Probably: ICK!
…Apparently foreign airports have health amenities more than we do here.
…You can find walk-in clinics are JFK and Hartsfield Jackson-Atlanta. Orlando is coming.
…This comes at a good time for airports, too—they are looking for non-aviation revenue.
…1.2 billion people wander through airports each year—that is a customer base for almost everything.
…Walk-in clinics take insurance and Medicare but also offer an a la carte menu—see a nurse practitioner and get a prescription for $59. Strep test or EKG? $109. Stitches or x-rays, $169.
…Airsickness medicine? But of course.